On This Day

What Happened in March 1479

Historical Events

  • Mar 6 Treaty of AlcaƧovas: Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 12 Giuliano de' Medici, Italian ruler of Florence (1513-16), born in Florence (d. 1516)
  • Mar 26 Vasili III of Russia, Great Prince of Moscow (1505-33), son of Ivan III (d. 1533)